Two Chicago police officers hit, killed by train while chasing suspected gunman: ‘No words to express our grief’

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Police Department is mourning two of its officers who were hit and killed by a train while chasing a suspected gunman Monday night, officials said.Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing the suspect around 6 p.m. when they were hit by a train that may have been traveling 70 mph, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. The officers, both fathers of young children, died at the scene, Johnson said.The two officers were killed “doing the most dangerous thing any police officer can do, and that is to chase an individual with a gun,” Johnson said.A suspect was apprehended and a weapon was recovered, police said.“These brave young men were consumed by identifying a potential threat to their community and put the safety of others above their own,” Johnson said. Gary had been on the force for 18 months, and Marmolejo for 2 1/2 years, Chicago Police Department officials said.“This knocks you back on your heels,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters.“There are no words to express our grief, our sense of loss,” Emanuel said. “We as a city have to measure up and remind them, they’re part of our family.”The deaths come just one month after Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital.Other police departments, as well as other Chicago police districts, are offering an outpouring of sympathy for the latest Chicago officers, members of the department’s fifth district, killed in the line of duty.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

PHOTOS: J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) At Maison In NOLA 4/29/18

first_imgLoad remaining images J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) | 4/29/18 | Photos: Ronald Valle On Sunday, April 29th, J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) burned the house down in New Orleans at Maison for a special show during Jazz Fest, making for one serious jam session. The band is spearheaded by world-class drummer Aaron Johnston (David Byrne, Brazilian Girls), and features a different cast of rotating musicians for each performance. Sunday’s iteration included a core band of bassist Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), keyboardist Borahm Lee (Break Science / Pretty Lights Live Band), and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and featured special guest collaborations with trumpeter Benny Bloom (of Lettuce / The Shady Horns), guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds / Matador! Soul Sounds), vocalist Shira Elias (Turkuaz) fellow Byrne band members and percussion section—Davi Viera, Mauro Refosco, and Gustavo Di Dalva—as well as bassist Nate Edgar of The Nth Power and guitarist Jeffrey Lockhart.The late-night show quickly became a who’s who of rotating musicians throughout the night, bringing artists from across the musical spectrum to simply vibe off each other and create sweet music. Lee, Zoidis, and Edgar joined the maiden voyage of J.E.D.I. with Johnston back in late 2017, which went off into a galaxy far, far away. As a result of its environment and ever-growing energy, last night officially went into the furthest reaches of the musical universe.You can check out the photo gallery from last night’s show below, courtesy of photographer Ronald Valle.Live for Live Music is currently in New Orleans this year for Jazz Fest, putting on a series of late night and daze between shows at clubs across town. You can check out our late night guide for a comprehensive list of what New Orleans has to offer during Jazz Fest, and you can take a look at our own late night calendar below.last_img read more

Twisters Fall Short In Heartbreaker To Indians

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters were defeated by The Milan Indians 1-0 in Varsity Baseball action at Batesville’s Liberty Park to drop 10 3-10 on the season.M          000 000 01          1   8  0OA        000 000 00          0   4  0OA Batting.  Nick Bischoff 0-1, hbp,  2 bb; Chase Hogg 1-3, bb; Tanner Alley 0-1, hbp, 2 bb; Tyler Hesselbrock 1-4; Dalton Mooney 1-4; Zach Pottschmidt 1-3; and Bryce Ahaus 0-2, sac bunt.OA Pitching.  Chase Hogg  8 IP, 1 earned run, 8 hits, 2 k, 1 bb, hbp.   Loss.“Chase Hogg pitched a terrific game despite taking the loss.”  OA Coach Doug Behlmer.OA’s next game will be against South Ripley on Saturday.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Men’s soccer: Badgers fall to Wolverines in hard-fought game

first_imgIn the battle between two Big Ten powerhouses late Friday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer fell in a hard-fought struggle against their rival, the Michigan Wolverines, 2-1. Coming into the game after with a disappointing start to the season, the Badgers were hopeful to continue their recent success in Big Ten play, however, the mMaize and Blue had other plans. Playing their fifth consecutive home game, the Wolverines were determined to extend their early domination having started the season 3-0-1.Men’s soccer: Wisconsin opens Big Ten tournament play against Michigan this weekendThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team wants to do what most Division I athletic programs want to do every time Read…No surprise to anyone, as both these teams have been finding the net plenty early on this season, the scoring opened early as Michigan forward Ivo Cerda flew through the air like a salmon, using his head to guide the ball into the back of the net after only six minutes. After about 30 minutes of back-and-forth play, Michigan began to bombard the Badger defense relentlessly. Giving their all not to break, the Badgers reluctantly conceded their second goal of the day, as midfield Marc Ybarra put his name on the scoresheet after an easy tap in off of a corner kick. Going into half down 2-0, Badgers coach John Trask was determined to have his troops prepared and ready for an improved second half. At the beginning of the second half, Wisconsin was in need of a quick answer as they had dug themselves into a 2-0 hole. After some rough play from both sides, an unlikely source finally put the Badgers on the board in the 85th minute. Badger goalkeeper Phillipp Schilling stepped up to take a free kick from an absurd 65 yards out and netted it. While it would go on to be the Badgers’ lone goal, it held sentimental value, as the goal was Schilling’s first goal as a member of the Wisconsin team. While the game did not provide a favorable outcome for the Red and White, coach Trask was not entirely discouraged. Leading the game in shots 11-8, there were many positive points to build on moving forward. The Badgers now find themselves with a record of 1-1-2, and in desperate need of a win to turn their season around. The Badgers are scheduled to take on another Big Ten foe in the Northwestern Wildcats this Wednesday.last_img read more

Something for Everyone: Olympia’s Eclectic Theater Scene Has it All

first_imgFacebook87Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsOlympia Family Theater’s new location is on 4th Avenue, across from City Hall.There is no one answer to what makes “good” theater. Each person will answer this question from their unique perspective. Fortunately for everyone, the Olympia theater scene has a broad range of offerings for South Sound theater patrons.Olympia Family Theater (OFT) recently moved into the space across from City Hall. There, they present fantastic shows to entertain and empower children and families. Their next show is The Monster Under the Bed, a hilarious (not scary) musical for the whole family (recommended for kids 6+).Just down the road, Theater Artists Olympia (TAO) recently moved into the Midnight Sun Performance Space. As they get settled into their new home, they continue to pump out imaginative works of theater that “comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Currently on their stage is The Head! That Wouldn’t DIE!, a musical adaptation of a 1958 B-horror flick featuring original songs and a disembodied singing head rolling around the place. I had the chance to see this one last weekend and had a blast; it’s a fun and clever show wrought with inspired insanity.Take a short trip northward from OFT’s magical castle and TAO’s wicked cavern and you’ll find yourself at Priest Point Park, the home of Animal Fire Theatre’s outdoor Shakespeare. AFT has been presenting summer Shakespeare in the park in Olympia for five summers and are getting set for their sixth. Although they have not yet announced what their next show will be, we can expect the highest quality based on last year’s hilarious Two Gentlemen of Verona.The Washington Center, in downtown Olympia, seats 945 and hosts performances 350 days per year.Nearby, in the east side neighborhood is Olympia Little Theatre, our city’s longest-running theater company. OLT was founded in 1939, which means they were presenting plays during World War II, through the sixties psychedelic revolution, amid the cold war, while Nirvana came and went, and are still going strong today. Their next show is Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, running the second half of January.Olympia is also host to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, which brings some of the best theater in the country to our own backyards.In addition, there are several other theater companies new to the scene, radio-based performance groups, dance companies, burlesque groups, improv troupes, and much, much more. Olympia has a disproportionate number of theater groups compared to other cities of its size in the country. No matter what personally makes you tick when it comes to live theater, you’re sure to find it among Olympia’s many dedicated theater companies, each brilliant at the specific niche they represent.Harlequin Productions Stardust shows are a holiday tradition.We at Harlequin Productions are honored to be part of such a superb theater community. Each year we present an eclectic season reflecting the “something for everyone” character of Olympia’s theater scene as a whole. This season, we’re presenting Stardust, a holiday musical for the whole family. After that is The 39 Steps, a comedic adaptation of an Alfred Hitchcock movie featuring four actors playing 139 roles. Next up is Laughter on the 23rd Floor, a Neil Simon comedy. In May we’ll offer Time Stands Still, an edgy modern drama following a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent whose romantic relationship is put to the test after one of them is badly wounded in Afghanistan. Our summer musical this year is Sixties Chicks Too, a revisit to one our most popular musicals ever: an all-female musical revue featuring some of the best music the 1960’s had to offer. Then we round out the season with a pair of shows: To Kill A Mockingbird, an adaptation of the American literary classic, and Recent Tragic Events, the story of a blind date on September 12, 2001.All art has its place, all theater has its place. What disturbs one person comforts another; what bores one person inspires another. From the edgy to the tame, from the tragic to the hilarious, from new works to classics, theater can offer something for everyone. And Olympia’s theater scene has it all. As we approach another new year, consider making it your resolution to get out and experience live theater in our culturally rich community.No matter who you are, I guarantee you’ll find something you love.last_img read more